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Jared Leto cast as Andy Warhol in the cleverly-titled biopic Warhol

09.20.2016

After unsuccessfully playing a real person in CHAPTER 27 (where he famously got gout trying to go "method" by gaining weight to play Mark David Chapman), Jared Leto is going to give the biopic game another go. And it seems Leto's going to be playing a role that's a little closer-to-home, namely another pretentious weirdo, Andy Warhol. Also Leto and Warhol kind of look similar, so that always helps.

Whatever your feelings on Warhol, there's no denying he made a stamp on the art world (for better or worse), and whatever your feelings on Leto, he certainly is an actor. I mean, I don't really think Leto is a bad actor per se. Put him in certain roles and he'll do well, like DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, MR. NOBODY, or LORD OF WAR (he's also good in FIGHT CLUB, where he gets his face punched in). However, whether it was David Ayers' writing and directing, or Jared Leto's acting choices (probably a little from column A, a little from column B), but his performance as the Joker is, in my opinion, the worst thing involving clown make-up since John Wayne Gacy. 

Terence Winter, who wrote WOLF OF WALL STREET will pen the screenplay (based on a 1989 biograpy), which means the film will probably be over four-hours long with endless subplots and flashbacks. But hopefully it will also be fun. 

Jared Leto will next be seen in Denis Villeneuve's BLADE RUNNER 2 alongside Ryan Gosling, which comes out October 5, 2017.

So what's your guys' feelings on this? Any 30 Seconds to Mars fans out there?

 

Extra Tidbit: Any Warhol has been played by many different actors, including Guy Pierce in FACTORY GIRL and Bill Heder in MEN IN BLACK III.
Source: THR

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8:06PM on 09/21/2016
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8:06PM on 09/21/2016

Chill

I actually like this guys articles, he keeps it to the point, has a real opinion and doesn't try to sound like he has an english major, (ahem, Chris bumray, ahem). This guy talks like a fan, keep up the good work Damian, look forward to reading more of your articles.

I actually like this guys articles, he keeps it to the point, has a real opinion and doesn't try to sound like he has an english major, (ahem, Chris bumray, ahem). This guy talks like a fan, keep up the good work Damian, look forward to reading more of your articles.

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3:30PM on 09/21/2016
I signed in to post the same thing that other long-term members are posting about. What is this trash? It reads like something AICN would have posted. SkyNet nailed it when he said the writing style here is worse than the so-called pretentiousness that the author’s accusing Leto of.

Beyond his ill-informed dismissal of Warhol as a “pretentious weirdo” and his strange mocking of a straightforward and logical title for a biopic on Warhol (and let's face it, if they chose a more artistic title,
I signed in to post the same thing that other long-term members are posting about. What is this trash? It reads like something AICN would have posted. SkyNet nailed it when he said the writing style here is worse than the so-called pretentiousness that the author’s accusing Leto of.

Beyond his ill-informed dismissal of Warhol as a “pretentious weirdo” and his strange mocking of a straightforward and logical title for a biopic on Warhol (and let's face it, if they chose a more artistic title, this guy would've mocked THAT as pretentious), his entire article is a borderline incomprehensible ramble that jumps from thought to thought and flip flops with barely any linkage.

After mocking Leto, he pronounces “Whatever your feelings on Leto, he certainly is an actor.” WHAT? There is nothing of value in that statement whatsoever.. Don’t get me started on the sentence where he abuses conjunctions and commas to death and adds a “but” for no reason. And he ends the article with a question on Jared Leto’s band like that has any relation whatsoever to anything he talked about previously.

I would say this article needs an editor but it’s so unsalvageable, it should just be scrubbed from the site altogether so as to save JoBlo from any more embarrassment.
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9:55AM on 09/21/2016

Joblo, you allow this?

I'm amazed by the downward spiral in terms of quality of writing this site has suffered from over the years. When you have a writer voicing their unwarranted bias opinion instead of simply reporting the news, you make each article more of a debate than a discussion. Leto and Warhol are pretentious? This word seems to get thrown around too freely without any context as to why someone is being identified as such. I'm looking forward to Leto's prentitious performance....
I'm amazed by the downward spiral in terms of quality of writing this site has suffered from over the years. When you have a writer voicing their unwarranted bias opinion instead of simply reporting the news, you make each article more of a debate than a discussion. Leto and Warhol are pretentious? This word seems to get thrown around too freely without any context as to why someone is being identified as such. I'm looking forward to Leto's prentitious performance....
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11:03PM on 09/20/2016
Great casting. Huge fan of Leto and his dedication to his method acting.

Don't understand the criticisms with the guy. I'm sure a lot more fans will come around to his portrayal of Joker once Affleck uses him properly in his own solo Batman film alongside Harley (again).
Great casting. Huge fan of Leto and his dedication to his method acting.

Don't understand the criticisms with the guy. I'm sure a lot more fans will come around to his portrayal of Joker once Affleck uses him properly in his own solo Batman film alongside Harley (again).
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5:54PM on 09/20/2016
JoBlo.com, where men write "douche-ass" in an article and get paid for it.

Y'all hiring?
JoBlo.com, where men write "douche-ass" in an article and get paid for it.

Y'all hiring?
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5:37PM on 09/20/2016

Agreed, Skynet....

WTF? The author sounds like some sort of insecure Bro. You enjoyed him in the movie where his face gets punched in? Flounders outside his comfort zone? Have you bothered to watch Dallas Buyers Club? I'm not big on Leto as a actor myself, but maybe don't come off like such a whiny bitch in your writing.
WTF? The author sounds like some sort of insecure Bro. You enjoyed him in the movie where his face gets punched in? Flounders outside his comfort zone? Have you bothered to watch Dallas Buyers Club? I'm not big on Leto as a actor myself, but maybe don't come off like such a whiny bitch in your writing.
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4:41PM on 09/20/2016
What a terribly written article by an extremely pretentious writer. Weird to call out Leto for his acting style, yet your writing style is far closer to what you accuse Leto of
What a terribly written article by an extremely pretentious writer. Weird to call out Leto for his acting style, yet your writing style is far closer to what you accuse Leto of
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4:07PM on 09/20/2016

Hahah

I saw Suicide Squad a second time this weekend and Jared Lego seriously is a terrible Joker. I dislike everything about his portrayal and I doubt adding all his cut scenes back in would've changed my mind. I bet Heath is rolling over in his grave. Maybe he appeals to Millennials... But he sucks
I saw Suicide Squad a second time this weekend and Jared Lego seriously is a terrible Joker. I dislike everything about his portrayal and I doubt adding all his cut scenes back in would've changed my mind. I bet Heath is rolling over in his grave. Maybe he appeals to Millennials... But he sucks
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8:37PM on 09/21/2016
Completely agree, he fucked it up, plain and simple, some people are just a bunch of robots like 90 percent of the people on this site, dw about it, people dont like actual opinions anymore
Completely agree, he fucked it up, plain and simple, some people are just a bunch of robots like 90 percent of the people on this site, dw about it, people dont like actual opinions anymore
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4:01PM on 09/20/2016
I feel like the author of this article must have been molested by Jared Leto as a child. You can actually feel the disdain in every word.
I feel like the author of this article must have been molested by Jared Leto as a child. You can actually feel the disdain in every word.
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3:17PM on 09/20/2016
Do academy awards not get people out of the not bad actor per se category?
Do academy awards not get people out of the not bad actor per se category?
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4:00PM on 09/20/2016
it didn't help Halle Berry
it didn't help Halle Berry
4:08PM on 09/20/2016
No they totally don't, there have been plenty bad actors to get nominated for Oscars, and several that have won too. I'm not necessarily commenting on Leto here, but I personally would definitely not call Sandra Bullock or Cuba Gooding Jr. very good actors even though they won Oscars, and I certainly wouldn't call John Wayne one, much as I do like his movies.
No they totally don't, there have been plenty bad actors to get nominated for Oscars, and several that have won too. I'm not necessarily commenting on Leto here, but I personally would definitely not call Sandra Bullock or Cuba Gooding Jr. very good actors even though they won Oscars, and I certainly wouldn't call John Wayne one, much as I do like his movies.
4:37PM on 09/20/2016
Good calls, but I still wouldn't say any of them are bad actors, Cuba being the most questionable
Good calls, but I still wouldn't say any of them are bad actors, Cuba being the most questionable
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